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Judge tells deadlocked jurors to continue in Scrushy trial

[JURIST] After jurors in the trial of former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] told Judge Karon Bowdre [JURIST report] Friday that they were unable to reach a verdict, Bowdre told them to continue deliberating, stressing the time and expense invested by the government to try the case. Prosecutor Richard Smith dispelled any rumors of a possible settlement, even with a mistrial [JURIST report] likely, by stating flatly, "We're not striking a deal." Scrushy is accused of directing a massive $2.7 billion accounting fraud. AP has more.

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